Earlier this year, HMD Global announced the rebirth of Nokia at the Mobile World Congress. The newly formed Finnish startup brought back the iconic brand into the thick of things by embracing pure, stock Android something that it had avoided in the past which led to its fall. Now, it seems like a homecoming for the brand reviving under HMD Global as it brings out big guns to the party with Nokia 8 going toe-to-toe with some brands that have taken up that space. At a price of Rs 36,999, Nokia has made it clear to the OnePlus’ and Honor’s of the world that once the dominator of phones in India is back, this time to disrupt.

Design and Display

1/5Design and Display
Design and Display
Nokia 8 is a no-frills, classic smartphone by the company which brings an aluminium chassis with rounded corners and a slim profile of 7.3mm. The smartphone comes with an IP54 certification making it splash proof although waterproofing could have been a better offering. A fingerprint sensor goes on to the embedded home button on the front. The back of Nokia 8 flaunts the dual camera setup by Carl Zeiss lenses and the classic Nokia logo debossed on the aluminium shell. All-in-all, Nokia 8 has a good in-hand feel with the perfect size making it an asset to reckon with.

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The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch 2K (2560x1440 pixels) display protected with a coating of Gorilla Glass 5.

Under the hood

2/5Under the hood
Under the hood
Nokia 8 is all about sheer power which is why the company brought the flagship Qualcomm processor on board the smartphone backed by 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB which can further be expanded via microSD card for up to 256GB.

Nokia 8 also comes with copper pipes laid throughout the chassis for a better thermal management.

Nokia 8 also features the company’s OZO spatial 360-degree technology built with Nokia’s OZO algorithm which delivers really great output when recording in loud and noisy environments.

The Nokia 8 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat without any bloatware onboard the smartphone except the camera app which Nokia has been developed by Nokia.


With Nokia 8, the company revived its partnership with Carl Zeiss as it brings the twin camera setup on the Nokia 8, jumping the bandwagon. Nokia keeps on showing its willingness to change according to the market and user’s requirement now which is reiterated with its decision to go with two cameras on the back. Dual 13-megapixel cameras backed by Carl Zeiss optics prowess with optical image stabilization and dual tone LED flash become Nokia 8’s eyes. The dual cameras have

The front houses a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera which like the rear, can shoot in 4K. Apart from this, Nokia has included a cool way to make use of all the three cameras on the Nokia 8 simultaneously resulting in what the company is calling a “bothie”. It essentially divides the screen viewfinder in half enabling the three cameras to operate at the same time. Users will also be able to broadcast “bothie” on inbuilt Facebook and YouTube live streams.

Battery and Price

4/5Battery and Price
Battery and Price
The Nokia 8 is outfitted with a 3,090 mAh battery with support for fast-charging.

As for the price, the Nokia 8 is priced at Rs 36,999 and will be available from October 14 on Amazon India and offline stores.

Key Specifications

5/5Key Specifications
Key Specifications
Display: 5.3” IPS QHD ( 2560 x 1440 pixels), Gorilla Glass 5
Camera: 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), f/2.0, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
Front-facing camera 13 MP PDAF, f/2.0, display flash
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, octa-core
Internal storage: 64GB
Battery: 3,090 mAh